Thursday, April 11, 2013

Without Light There is no Shadow...

Bonnie's challenge this week over at Photo Art Friday is 'shadows and/or light' so I had to use an image which I had taken a couple of summers ago.  I had been out walking the dog in the late evening (although I'm not sure where Casey is...?) and my long shadow just caught my attention.  Thank goodness for iPhones!

 Here are the components I used:

         Original image        PDPA-Antique Farewell        PDPA-Gauze Sheers                 PDPA-Ma Belle 2











This next image is of an African Hammerkopf that I shot while visiting the Toronto zoo back in October.  This is straight out of the camera.  I just love the light and shadow in this shot and knew it didn't need anything else.

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    1. Thanks Margaret. I must say I'm thrilled with it!

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  2. Both fabulous, The bird is amazing though and no, nothing else needed.

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    1. Thanks Miriam. It's a beautiful bird...so glad I saw it in such a perfect light!

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    1. Thank you Ewa. I like it so much I've decided to use it for inspiration in an art quilt.

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  4. Great thing you looked DOWN to see your shadow! And the photo of Hammerkopf is beautiful. Great shadow-play!

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    1. Thanks Jan, but as it turned out the shadow stretched so far in front of me that I didn't have to look down at all! :o)

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  5. the shadows are fun, but the African Hammerkopf is beyond fantastic!

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    1. Thanks Deborah. It's a beautiful bird and I was so lucky to have the light just so!

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  6. Gorgeous shot and lighting of that wonderful bird! The light and shadows are just perfect... and you are right , It did not need any processing! Love how you made 3 shadows out of your photo. Think that shadow selves are so interesting!

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    1. Thanks Jeanne. It's wonderful when you are able to have the most beautiful subject in the perfect light...

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  7. Oh, and i joined your follower group! Thought that i had done it a long time ago, but , here i am now

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  8. Stunning photography creations ~ Love the hammerkopf ~ what a species ~ intriquing gem of nature ~ ^_^

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    1. Thanks. It's such a beautiful bird and I was so thrilled with the way the light fell on it...

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  9. It's really a terrific photo, and doesn't need a thing--except maybe a frame and a spot on a gallery wall! Your Shadow piece is great fun, I love whatyou did with the text.

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    1. Thank you Linda. I hope you have a great weekend.

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  10. Lovely composition - love the repetition of the shadows in the first shot! (Oh, grandma, what long legs you have!)

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    1. Thanks Pat. LOL Watch out for the big bad wolf. Have a great weekend!

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  11. Wow you look very tall in that shadow shot and it's so creative.
    Love the shot of the bird and you were right it needs nothing more.

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    1. Thanks Ida. Actually, I am tall, but not that tall!

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  12. Contrasting versions of the same prompt ... shows what bredth you have in your artistic approach. Both pictures are awesome. I love the bird, because I love birds and you certainly caught him in a good light.

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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    1. Thanks Andrea. I wish we always had such perfect light!

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  13. wonderlicious and extraordinarily YOU!! I love the 3 versions and the fun they invite into my brain!!
    the bird is, well, exquisite!!
    xoxo

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  14. this is an image well suited for my NF Abstract meme. If you want to check it out.

    http://nfmemes.blogspot.com/

    my PAF: http://nfbild2.blogspot.se/2013/04/shadow-lady.html

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  15. Wow, these are both spectacular!! The detail on the second one is amazing!

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    1. Thank you Electra. It's a beautiful bird and I was so lucky to have such fabulous light!

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